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Why Sake Is The Next Big Thing In Skincare?

Did you ever think that the answer to beautiful skin was eyeing you from across the bar? Are you familiar with sake from sushi nights? This fermented rice wine is the key to Japan’s most treasured beauty secrets. Known for treating skin concerns such as dullness, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin texture, sake continues to amaze the skincare industry. 

What is sake? 


Pronounced as “SAH-KAY”, sake is the national beverage of Japan. It’s a rice fermented beverage typically known as rice wine. It’s a fermented process with rice, yeast, water and rice koji, meanwhile being high in amino acids and contains peptides. 

Sake adds skin benefits as it’s a natural enhancer known as an exfoliant that removes dead cells from the top layer of the skin. Sake has kojic acid due to its fermentation process that decreases melanin in your skin, lightens, and evens out the complexion. 

Skincare benefits of sake

The western beauty world is catching up to sake’s softening and brightening powers. And we are here to help you get on sake’s bandwagon with us while incorporating it into your daily skincare regime. 

  • Brightens skin 

It contains kojic acid that brightens your skin by inhibiting your melanin production. It is gentle yet effective and helps treat discoloration, sun damage, age spots, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin texture. 

  • Prevents acne 

A nourishing ingredient, sake helps to lighten your acne scars but also works to stop future acne and breakouts. It is a natural astringent that helps to control the sebum production, minimize the appearance of pores and tighten your skin. Our skincare ingredients glossary comes filled with multiple harsh chemicals that helps to lighten your skin complexion but sake is a perfect addition to your skincare routine! 

  • Anti-ageing properties 

Sake is a multi-tasking ingredient enriched with ferulic acid, a natural compound that is known to have anti-ageing benefits. The ferulic acid acts as a powerful UV light absorber that helps to prevent ageing due to excessive sun damage. Neutralizing free-radical damage, sake helps in reducing wrinkles, age spots and fine lines. 

  • Smoothens skin 

The high concentration of amino acids and saccharides in sake help to improve the skin’s appearance and texture. Also, it contains Alpha-EG, a compound that helps to increase lipid content and uneven skin surface. Moreover, sake helps to alleviate your signs of ageing such as age spots, sun spots and freckles. One can put Kojic acid (fermented rice) on their skin as it inhibits melanin production. 

  • Exfoliates skin

Rich in enzymes, sake gently exfoliates your top layer of the skin, without stripping the skin moisture. With high concentration of amino acids and saccharides, sake helps to smoothen out uneven skin texture while it helps to maintain elasticity and replenish the skin of nutrients.

  • Hydrates

Sake nourished with high amino acids and glycerol when added to your skincare products prevents moisture. We suggest you make a DIY drink with sake while you bathe, for that extra dose of hydrated skin. 

Quench best-sellers that are infused with sake 

Did you just say that sake is bomb ingredient that you never thought off? Shop these sake-infused skincare products from Quench for a healthy glow that’s beyond believable!

Mesmerice Intense Repair Serum

Skincare addicts will go gaga over this skin-soothing serum! Packed with the goodness of rice water, niacinamide and grape seed oil, Mesmerice Intense Repair Serum protects the skin barrier, minimizes pores and improves skin elasticity. Sake helps to hydrate and moisturise your skin and adds a nice bouncy glow to your complexion!

Quench Mesmerice Intense Repair SerumMesmerice Nourishing Hand Cream

This delicately-scented hand cream, infused with the goodness of aloe vera, shea butter and rice bran water will leave your cuticles and hands feeling smooth. Mesmerice Nourishing Hand Cream is a luxurious formula packed with natural Korean ingredients that will keep your hands protected from harmful UV rays and prevent free radical damage. Isn’t this hand cream a must-have for your beauty stash? 

Mesmerice Nourishing Hand CreamMesmerice Ultra-Nourishing Cream Mask

A 2-in-1 product that deep exfoliates and brightens skin, our Mesmerice Ultra-Nourishing Cream Mask formulated with sake and other skin healing ingredients like aloe vera, glycerin and olive oil to deeply nourish skin. This creamy mask gently sloughs away dead skin and absorbs excess oil while leaving it feeling soft, fresh and rejuvenated. You’ll get all the benefits of the powerhouse sake in this ultra-nourishing mask! 

Quench Mesmerice Ultra-Nourishing Cream MaskBravocado SPF 50+ PA++++ Sunscreen Gel 

Our light and non-greasy Bravocado SPF 50+ Sunscreen Gel is infused with antioxidant-rich vitamin E which shields your skin against sun damage while protecting it from skin irritation and sunburn. This non-comedogenic formula blends easily and leaves your skin with no greasy residue. Packed with sake aka rice ferment filtrate, this SPF nourishes, lightens dark spots, pigmentation and promotes smoother and better skin texture. 

Quench Bravocado SPF 50+ Sunscreen GelNow that you are familiar with Sake, how about giving this ingredient a try to avail all the nourishing benefits? The beauty benefits of sake are incredible no matter what your skin type or concern is. Slather it on & kanpai to skin’s happiest times! 

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